Desktop Movie Player 2.2

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Plays a QuickTime movie on the desktop behind the Finder icons.
Quartz Extreme recommend for better performance.

Some Mac users saw how to play a Screen Saver in the background of the desktop. This application plays a QuickTime movie in the background of the screen just behind the icons of the Finder.

To allow clicking on the icons of the Finder, the window must ignore any mouse click, so I'm sorry that I must remove the control bar from the movie player control.

Just drop a movie on the application icon or use the Open command from the menu. Press the "esc" key at any time to quit the player.

This application is freeware and provided as is.

New stuff added in version 2.2:

New stuff added in version 2.1:

New stuff added in version 2.0:

New stuff added in version 1.1:


Making donations

This application is considered donation-ware (uncrippled shareware). If you find it indispensable, please consider making a donation.

Donate 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 Euro/Pounds/US-Dollar

Please pick a value and purchase the quantity you like. This goes through share-it to make sure any required sales tax is collected.

In US Dollar:

If you'd rather not use PayPal, you can send something to me directly at:
Christian Schmitz, Plaidter Straße 31a, 56645 Nickenich, Germany

Source code

You find the Realbasic project file in the download. You can watch the source code online:

Fullscreen Movie Player 2.2 Source code

Just playing one of the trailers from Apple's Website:


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